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How much do you think those two picks he had (One a pick 6) does to help his case to win back his starting job. I've said from the start of the off season Norman would be starting. But until last night it looked like Thomas was pulling away with this job. Also, did this game help ease some fears about our secondary or do you still think we have some work to do?


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I've been a big Norman critic but I think it helps. The first more so because the second he was up against a third string qb. Still a good play. I thought it was interesting that he played most of the game. But he helped himself more than any other player last night.

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I've gotta see it in more than a preseason game.

That doesn't mean I have no confidence in him - I think he's got the talent to be a shut down corner. I just want to see him actually, you know, being a shut down corner.
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Norman looked great, it will be interesting to see how he plays in the next three games.

James Dockery also looked really solid. He might be the best one-on-one tackler that we have in the secondary.

Hopefully D.J. Moore is healthy enough to play next week in Philadelphia.

As of right now, I could see us carrying six corners (Florence, Norman, Munnerlyn, Thomas, Dockery, and Moore) while putting Melvin White on the practice squad.

I know some people don't think Moore will make the roster, but Coach Rivera has already praised Moore because of his versatility. Moore can play corner (CB2), nickel, and safety. For that reason, I expect him to make the roster along with the other five players.

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How much do you think those two picks he had (One a pick 6) does to help his case to win back his starting job. I've said from the start of the off season Norman would be starting. But until last night it looked like Thomas was pulling away with this job. Also, did this game help ease some fears about our secondary or do you still think we have some work to do?


Thoughts?


Work to do but most def thought it was a good step. Saw a few tackles where the corners didn't wrap up completely.

In the same realm, keek has amazing closing speed which I think will help out our corners when they are on an island near the flat.

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Norman gambles.  He jumps routes.  For every interception, he will be burned a few times. However, with this DLine, he can jump routes because he is likely to see slants and three step drops.

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Drayton Florence looked good too.. i think we got a solid rotation. Once we see the game against the ravens we can better tell.. I really want to see DJ Campbell back there with Godfrey but mitchell has looked solid as well so it will be another battle for the SS spot.

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I have more confidence in our secondary now...

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I like Norman but I don't think he can be a shutdown corner. I think he has the potential to be a solid guy to match up with the opposing teams #2 WR. It is going to be interesting to see if he will jump routes now since he has gotten 2 picks. In the past I have seen him be too aggressive trying to grab an interception rather than just batting a ball down.

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I feel like Norman has finally "settled" in his own, allowing his talent to come out.

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Norman will start at one of the corner spot along with Florence. The depth chart doesn't really mean anything. We could start out playing nickel and that will be Captain's primarily spot.

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I like Norman but I don't think he can be a shutdown corner. I think he has the potential to be a solid guy to match up with the opposing teams #2 WR. It is going to be interesting to see if he will jump routes now since he has gotten 2 picks. In the past I have seen him be too aggressive trying to grab an interception rather than just batting a ball down.


He's not going to be that shut down corner like a Champ Bailey or Revis, but he's going to be a guy that will create turnovers by jumping route. I think he's somewhat similar to a Lardarius Webb; someone that he was compared to during last year's draft.

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